Comments on: Do tough times draw TV-viewers to Web? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Keith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5197 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:18:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5197 TV manufacturers like LG and Vizio are developing networked HDTVs. They get it and will fight hard to keep people glued to their glass. As I read the comments above it occurs to me that the real story will be content loyalty – not form factor.

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By: John Catron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5138 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:51:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5138 I guess Cable News Network (CNN) needs to change it’s name to INN (Internet News Network). LOL. I have to have high speed internet for my work, but TV? Just a digital antennae for the the local stations. Forget cable or satellite.

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By: edward d http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5117 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:00:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5117 I’m a 28 single father. I ditched tv about 2 years ago. Cable is just a rip off. I watch all my shows online now, cnn.com, comedycentral.com, nbc.com, history etc. It’s good and a hell a lot cheaper than a 100 bucks more a mont.

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By: Steve West http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5104 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:34:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5104 I own a 55″ TV, but haven’t had cable in over 2 years. I took my old computer, put it in an amp-sized horizontal case, and use the net directly on it. There are several sites that offer decent quality streaming of all my favorite TV shows, past and present, and I don’t pay anything extra above my monthly internet bill. I can watch it whenever I want and there’s no commercials. Why would I pay $50 a month for cable to schedule my life around Heroes when I can download the episodes commercial free and watch them whenever? What we’re seeing now is exactly what my friends and I predicted almost 15 years ago in high school when high-speed internet was announced. The TV studios need to get on board with this ASAP. I would be more than happy to download a higher quality version of these shows with commercials if they made them available on the network sites. Then they wouldn’t lose marketing dollars, and I’d still be happy.

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By: Kim http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5099 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:09:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5099 There is so much rubbish on TV – most of it is just not worth watching – consequentially I spend most of my ‘TV time’ reading articles on the Internet . It’s got nothing to do with costs – I only watch free to air dogital terrestrial – however I would not pay for cable or satellite as I would be paying for much more rubbish .

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By: Drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5089 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:32:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5089 Didn’t they predict the end of newspapers when the radio took off?

And the end of radio when TV took off?

TV may not be #1, and it’ll adapt, but it’s not going away.

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By: panamarick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5088 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:31:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5088 We have the Roku box through Netflix and we use it all of the time to stream movies in high quality. It’s both wired and wireless ready, and Netflix just announced we will have the ability with the Roku to stream Internet TV and other media soon. Our total cost for the Roku box was $99.00 U.S. plus shipping with a month to month cost of $18.00 U.S. . This also includes unlimited DVD rentals each month at four at a time. In our opinion it’s the best deal out there right now.

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By: Mike Wayne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5084 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:52:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5084 The reason TV is dying out is threefold. Quality of shows (networks out of ideas), too many commercials (a person can only take so much of these mindless repetitive commercials) and finally, the viewer is getting screwed by the cable companies offering bad packages, too many channels, repeating and time shifting channels and high prices for all. Paying for channels that advertise makes no sense. I’d rather pay more for a channel that has no commercials, but it’s always bundled with advertising channels that I don’t want. Now that the future is here, I just want to pick high definition, commercial free channels and the rest can go the way of the dinosaurs. Actually, there are some good shows, but a person certainly has a rough time making a night of TV these days and I suppose most aren’t even trying anymore. The internet will be exposed eventually too, for the empty wasteland experience it really is, but only when teenagers open their eyes and get some real life experience will they see how much time they’ve wasted doing basically nothing. I know this criticism messes up TV’s system of creating little mind controlled shoppers who ring up big credit card bills and live beyond their means but so what – nothing’s working anymore – not just TV.

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By: Diane Myers http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5083 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:28:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5083 I am a boomer. I am on to the ideas put forth here and love the freedom of no cable. I have a cell only and I use my laptop with a wireless card for tv shows and movies. My next purchase is a flat screen monitor. Cable has crippled itself while asserting a “screw all of you attitude”. Let them continue to self-destruct. Our media choices are so much better than the drivel that is offered on cable. Eventually, the better channels (and there are few) will be available on the net.

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By: Howard Polley http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/12/do-tough-times-draw-tv-viewers-to-web/#comment-5081 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:45:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1223#comment-5081 The only thing that TV is good for is Live sports that are not on espn360. I get all my news, video and favorites TV shows online. I have a great list of video, news and TV shows on my site at http://www.lookingforadventure.com/adven turevideos.htm

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